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Probable Pitchers

Toronto Blue Jays @ New York Yankees

, Yankee Stadium
Drew Hutchison, RHP
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    Drew Hutchison, last 3 starts
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    Drew Hutchison, last 5 years vs. NYY
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Hutchison tied a career high by allowing six earned runs during his last start against Boston. His outing lasted just 2 2/3 innings, which was the shortest of his career with the exception of a game he left in the first because of an injury.

Chris Capuano, LHP
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    Chris Capuano, last 3 starts
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    Chris Capuano, regular season
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    Chris Capuano, last 5 years vs. TOR
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The Yankees acquired Capuano from the Rockies on Thursday in exchange for cash considerations and inserted him into the rotation for his experience as a starter. He was 1-0 with a 2.79 ERA in four Minor League starts with Colorado.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Shelby Miller, RHP
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    Shelby Miller, last 3 starts
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    Shelby Miller, regular season
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    Shelby Miller, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Miller will be making his first start since July 10, as the Cardinals briefly removed him from the rotation in order to get their second-year starter some rest. Miller starts the second half looking to limit the walks and be more efficient.

Jake Arrieta, RHP
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    Jake Arrieta, last 3 starts
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    Jake Arrieta, regular season
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    Jake Arrieta, last 5 years vs. STL
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Arrieta somehow struck out eight over 6 2/3 innings in his last start despite being weak from a three-day battle with the stomach flu. He took the loss, only his third in 14 starts. He served up three runs to the Diamondbacks.

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Washington Nationals @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Gio Gonzalez, LHP
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    Gio Gonzalez, regular season
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    Gio Gonzalez, last 5 years vs. CIN
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After a 10-day layoff because of the All-Star break, Gonzalez was not sharp in his last start on Sunday against the Brewers. He surrendered three earned runs on four hits while striking out five in just 3 1/3 innings.

Johnny Cueto, RHP
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Partly squeezed by a conservative strike zone and partly to the credit of Yankees hitters on Sunday, Cueto lasted only five innings and 112 pitches in a no-decision. He made no excuses and will be looking to be sharper next time out.

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Baltimore Orioles @ Seattle Mariners

, Safeco Field
Bud Norris, RHP
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    Bud Norris, regular season
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    Bud Norris, last 5 years vs. SEA
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Norris showcased his first-half form with a 6 2/3-inning gem on Monday. Norris struck out eight and held the Angels to just one run in the victory.

Chris Young, RHP
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    Chris Young, last 5 years vs. BAL
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The 6-foot-10 right-hander has an excellent .219 opponents' batting average and 1.13 WHIP as he's continued building on his first fully healthy season since 2007. Young is 5-3 with a 2.45 ERA in 10 starts at Safeco Field this year.

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Arizona Diamondbacks @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Josh Collmenter, RHP
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    Josh Collmenter, last 5 years vs. PHI
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Collmenter has pitched well over his last two starts against the Marlins and Cubs. In those games, he totaled 10 strikeouts against just two walks. After opening the year in the pen he moved to the rotation in mid-April.

Cliff Lee, LHP
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Lee had a rough go in his return from the DL on Monday. He allowed 12 hits, six runs, one walk and one home run and struck out three in just 5 2/3 innings in a loss to the Giants, hurting his chances to be traded by July 31.

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Boston Red Sox @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
John Lackey, RHP
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Lackey got plenty of run support in Boston's 14-1 win over the Blue Jays on Monday. He cruised through seven innings and allow one run on two hits to improve to 11-6.

Jeremy Hellickson, RHP
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    Jeremy Hellickson, regular season
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Hellickson, who started the season on the disabled list due to right elbow surgery, has made just one start when he went 4 1/3 innings on July 8. In Double-A to get more innings, Hellickson will be recalled Saturday and return to the rotation.

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Chicago White Sox @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
Chris Sale, LHP
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    Chris Sale, last 5 years vs. MIN
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Sale hurled his seventh straight quality start and earned his ninth victory on Monday against the Royals. Sale has recorded at least six strikeouts in each of his last four starts, while he posted a 1.47 ERA over his last three starts.

Logan Darnell, LHP
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The Twins are set to call up Darnell for his first career start on Saturday against the White Sox. The left-hander made one appearance earlier this year, tossing three scoreless innings in relief against the Indians on May 6.

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Cleveland Indians @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Zach McAllister, RHP
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McAllister will rejoin the Tribe on seven days' rest after being called up as the 26th man during Saturday's doubleheader in Detroit. The righty has looked stronger since going to the Minors, allowing a combined four runs over his last two starts.

Jeremy Guthrie, RHP
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Guthrie snapped back from two subpar starts with a solid six innings, holding the White Sox to three runs, but he took his third straight loss. He's lost both starts against the Indians this season, giving up a total of 10 runs in 10 1/3 innings.

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Miami Marlins @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Tom Koehler, RHP
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Koehler seeks his first victory since July 2. The right-hander is coming off a no-decision at Atlanta -- one run in 6 2/3 innings with seven strikeouts. In his last two starts, he's given up four runs in 13 innings.

Jarred Cosart, RHP
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Cosart has been consistent this year, throwing at least five innings in all but one of his starts. He's allowed 14 earned runs in 15 2/3 innings in his last three outings, though. The team is 11-8 in games he starts.

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New York Mets @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Jon Niese, LHP
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In his first start back from his second disabled list stint of the season, Niese gave up four runs on 11 hits in Seattle and admitted to being "rusty." He'll try to establish some momentum in Milwaukee, where he made his big league debut in 2008.

Wily Peralta, RHP
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Peralta turned in his second great performance in a row on Monday, allowing one run on three hits over seven innings to the Reds. After being roughed up by the Phillies on July 8, Peralta has allowed one run in 14 innings.

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San Diego Padres @ Atlanta Braves

, Turner Field
Odrisamer Despaigne, RHP
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The Padres will give Despaigne one extra day of rest after he threw 123 pitches his last time as he came within four outs of the first no-hitter in club history. He's allowed two or fewer runs and gone six or more innings in all five of his starts.

Julio Teheran, RHP
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Teheran began his second half with the type of start that earned him his first All-Star nod. He fanned a career-high 11 and gave up one run in seven innings against Miami, his 15th start allowing two earned runs or fewer.

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Oakland Athletics @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Sonny Gray, RHP
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Gray improved to 4-0 with a 0.95 ERA in July after holding the Orioles to one earned run on just two hits with two walks and eight strikeouts over 6 2/3 innings on Sunday. He's riding a five-game winning streak.

Nick Tepesch, RHP
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Originally scheduled to start on Friday, Tepesch was scratched from that start as a precaution after pitching in relief dring Tuesday's 14-inning loss. Tepesch took the loss in that outing and allowed five runs on nine hits in his previous start.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Colorado Rockies

, Coors Field
Jeff Locke, LHP
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The only left-handed starter not named Clayton Kershaw to have fewer walks (eight) than games started (nine), Locke has departed four games with a lead in which he did not get the victory. He's working on a streak of eight straight quality starts.

Tyler Matzek, LHP
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While he hasn't won since his stellar debut on June 11, Matzek has been one of the Rockies' most effective starters. The 23-year-old has produced a quality start in half of his eight outings and registered a career-high eight K's in his last start.

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Detroit Tigers @ Los Angeles Angels

, Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Justin Verlander, RHP
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Verlander said he changed up his arm action before his last outing against the D-backs, and it definitely helped. He dominated the D-backs early and gave up three runs -- the second time in four July starts that he gave up fewer than four.

Matt Shoemaker, RHP
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Shoemaker's most recent start was bookended by runs. He gave up a pair of two-run home runs to Adam Jones -- one in the first, one in the sixth -- but sat down 15 straight Orioles in between. It was just his second loss as a starter.

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Los Angeles Dodgers @ San Francisco Giants

, AT&T Park
Clayton Kershaw, LHP
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Kershaw drew a no-decision in St. Louis, where his leadership was called upon to retaliate for the repeated plunkings of Hanley Ramirez. He was charged with three runs for the first time since May 28.

Ryan Vogelsong, RHP
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Weakened by a cold, Vogelsong yielded a career-high 11 hits in his last start at Philadelphia. He permitted 10 hits to the Indians on June 22, 2003, and to the Cubs on April 14, 2004.

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